Six Months after date I promise to pay to Edward Harding Administrator of John Lackey Deced. the Sum of twenty Eight Dollars for the hire of a negro [a negro] Boy by the name of Spencer from the 2nd. day of August 1831, untill christmas day, witness my hand and Seal this 2nd. day of August 1831.
It is further and understood that in case the Said Edward
Harding Administration of Jno. Lackey deced. Should find himself obliged to make Sale of the Said Negro, Spencer before the expiration of the time he is hired for, then the Said Graham will be bound to pay him in proportion to the time he may have the said Spencer in his Employ